Misano 125GP: Terol denies Zarco victory at the finish line

Published: 04 September 2011

Nicolas Terol (Bankia Aspar Team) seized his seventh win of the season and denied Johann Zarco (Avant-AirAsia-Ajo) his first GP win in the final seconds of the race at Misano, emerging from the slipstream to pass the Frenchman as Zarco was peering over his shoulder in a last ditch attempt to maintain the lead.

Terol led from the start, with pole sitter Zarco soon chasing the championship leader, piling the pressure on the Spaniard before making a pass with six laps remaining. Zarco seemingly allowed Terol to re-take the lead before the pair swapped positions several times in the final laps. Fighting through the final corners Zarco was leading Terol, with his first GP win looking imminent, before Terol managed to get the drive out of the final corner to take victory and extend his championship lead to 31 points.

Zarco's team mate Efren Vazquez secured third early on and rode consistently to secure a podium finish, whilst Danny Kent (Red Bull Ajo MotorSport) had been riding well in fourth before a hard pass by Sandro Cortese (Intact-Racing Team Germany) saw the Brit relegated to fifth. The battle for fourth continued throughout the race and culminated with Cortese maintaining the position, Hector Faubel (Bankia Aspar Team) taking fifth, Danny Kent securing sixth and Blusens by Paris Hilton Racing rider Maverick Vinales in seventh, ahead of team mate Sergio Gadea in eighth.

1. Nicolas Terol SPA Bankia Aspar Team 125cc Aprilia 145.7 40'02.164
2. Johann Zarco FRA Avant-AirAsia-Ajo Derbi 145.7 +0.022
3. Efren Vazquez SPA Avant-AirAsia-Ajo Derbi 145.4 +4.932
4. Sandro Cortese GER Intact-Racing Team Germany Aprilia 145.1 +9.322
5. Hector Faubel SPA Bankia Aspar Team 125cc Aprilia 145.1 +9.964
6. Danny Kent GBR Red Bull Ajo MotorSport Aprilia 144.9 +12.100
7. Maverick Vinales SPA Blusens by Paris Hilton Racing Aprilia 144.9 +12.324
8. Sergio Gadea SPA Blusens by Paris Hilton Racing Aprilia 144.9 +12.556
9. Jonas Folger GER Red Bull Ajo MotorSport Aprilia 144.4 +21.489
10. Miguel Oliveira POR Andalucia Banca Civica Aprilia 143.8 +30.678
11. Alberto Moncayo SPA Andalucia Banca Civica Aprilia 143.8 +31.321
12. Jakub Kornfeil CZE Ongetta-Centro Seta Aprilia 143.8 +31.552
13. Miroslav Popov CZE Ellegi Racing Aprilia 143.7 +32.637
14. Luigi Morciano ITA Team Italia FMI Aprilia 142.5 +52.542
15. Marcel Schrotter GER Mahindra Racing Mahindra 142.5 +53.850
16. Kevin Calia ITA MGP Racing Aprilia 142.5 +53.917
17. Alessandro Tonucci ITA Team Italia FMI Aprilia 142.2 +58.742
18. Manuel Tatasciore ITA Phonica Racing Aprilia 141.9 +1'03.723
19. Alessandro Giorgi ITA VFT Racing Aprilia 141.9 +1'04.113
20. Alexis Masbou FRA Caretta Technology KTM 141.8 +1'04.956
21. Danny Webb GBR Mahindra Racing Mahindra 141.6 +1'08.795
22. Taylor Mackenzie GBR Phonica Racing Aprilia 141.6 +1'08.846
23. Giulian Pedone SWI Phonica Racing Aprilia 141.1 +1'17.719
24. Jack Miller AUS Caretta Technology KTM 141.0 +1'18.752
25. Joan Perello SPA Matteoni Racing Aprilia 140.0 +1'36.950
26. Adrian Martin SPA Bankia Aspar Team 125cc Aprilia 129.5 2 Laps
27. Zulfahmi Khairuddin MAL Airasia-Sic-Ajo Derbi 125.3 3 Laps